| Posted by My Super Nanny
Sometimes you just gotta do, what you gotta do. And as a parent, that may involve dropping a few innocent white lies every so often.
Can't stand another bloody episode of Dora?
What a shame kiddies, television just died (or did mum take out the plug? They'll never know).
There are some rippers out there that some legendary parents have shared. We've compiled our favourites, which have already proven to be useful...😏
“When we went to the store my mom used to tell me, ‘Every time you touch something a kitten dies.’”
"You're allergic to McDonald's/Oreos/fruit punch."
Amnah Ibrahim, blogger, Little Life of Mine
“My mom told me that drag racers were two men running down the street in women’s clothing.”
“I told my kids that if they didn’t behave in the drive-thru they’d get a Sad Meal.”
"I have my 5 year old, 7 year old and 8 year old stepdaughter convinced the smoke detectors are actually santa-cams. He's always watching, in every room."
Kadee Puffenbarger, Parents.com reader
“My mom got tired of my brother and me eating her scallops, so she told us they were dolphin balls.”
“My flatmate grew up on a farm and was told by her parents that their TV only worked when it rained.”
"I tell my kids who can't read yet a sign in a store says, 'No arguing.' Or 'No whining.'"
Melissa Willets, Parents.com contributor
"I tell my kids when the ice cream truck plays its song it is out of ice cream."
Michelle Barneck, blogger, A Little Tipsy
“My dad told me people only get 10,000 words per month. If you reach the limit, you can’t physically speak until the new month begins. Anytime I was especially talkative, dad would say, ‘Careful, you’re over 9,000 by now.’”
“Mum told me 7-Eleven was only open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and that 7 p.m. was far too late to have a Slurpee.”
“Living on the West Coast, my friend showed the East Coast feed of the New Year’s Eve countdown to her kids, then had them in bed just after nine.”
"I told my daughter the tooth fairy was delayed by Hurricane Sandy, after forgetting her dollar several nights in a row. Since then, the tooth fairy has also been subject to ice storms, heavy cloud cover, and heat stroke. She's super flaky."
Jessica Feesler Maag, Parents.com reader